The learning process is fun and for kids, it is not something that starts and finishes in school. On the contrary, their native curiosity makes them learn constantly. New parents should know things that teachers are obliged to know. Let’s see what you can do to make learning interesting for everyone.
- Encourage mixed learners
For many years teachers believed that it was good to separate pupils depending on their performance. They thought that if a class had students of all levels, top marked students would not give most of their potential and their skills would not be free to grow. Nowadays, scientists support that it is effective for everyone to have a variety of students in the classroom. Those who are more ”clever” absorb the knowledge better when they have to explain it to someone else and perhaps they discover parts that they don’t fully understand themselves when they challenge themselves to explain to others. In countries where financial growth is not a fact children of different ages and therefore abilities often work together in the same class. This often happens in families with many kids of different ages. Besides, this way it is more fun for everyone.
- Provide feedback in a different way
The majority of people in our generation are afraid of feedback and they consider it as a form of criticism. Exams cause stress and anxiety. Here, we talk about feedback, which is completely different. For example, you can ask the kids to tell you what they think about their performance. Let them ask some of their pupils what they think or their brothers and sisters if you are in a family. This way you will let them realize that sharing your opinion about a result is not frightening and they should take advantage of it to become better.
- Build a lesson around tasks and activities
It is easier for us to learn when we believe that what we do has a purpose. The purpose of learning many times doesn’t provide a solid motivation for kids. They need to feel that they are doing something that they would do either way and at the same time, they happen to learn stuff. The best example can be given by the lesson on foreign languages. In this case, many teachers speak only in the language they want to teach. Communication is something that will be achieved somehow, so along the way pupils get motivated to use their knowledge of the foreign language. Another example is when you teach math. The best way is to give real examples to kids and let them do the calculations.
- Adopt role plays
In addition to what we mentioned above, you can spice up things a little bit. Saying you want to help a kid calculate how much they should spend to buy a pack of gum. Pretend you are the salesman and the kid is the client. This will awaken their motivation and help them focus. It is more or less a kind of acting like in the theater. The concept of the theater was born in Greece and people from other civilizations had great difficulty understanding it. It is about imitating real events. Its purpose initially was to come to terms with difficult situations and accept truth as it is. Learning can also use theater as a leader.
- Let them create their own aids to help them to learn
When we provide young learners with everything they need, we could say that we limit their imagination up to a point. It is important to let them have some initiative. Besides, it is only they who know exactly what can help them learn. Creating visual aids will also be fun. Consider this as a part of a big game; the learning process is a part of it. If you stay focused on the result you will never experience the usefulness of the journey and the joy this can bring to your life. This is a terrific way to set an example for young kids and show them what really matters. In the end they will have some valuable information on what they have to do to succeed in something plus they will learn faster.
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